Fiat Mobi-74

Fiat Brazil has unveiled its new A-segment car, the Fiat Mobi – a rival of the Renault Kwid. Offered in six variants – Easy, Easy On, Like, Like On, Way and Way On, prices range from R$31,900 to R$43,800 (RM35k-RM49k).

The Mobi measures 3,566 mm long, 1,633 mm wide (3,596 mm long and 1,685 mm wide for Way and Way On variants) and 1,490 mm to 1,550 mm high – depending on the variant. In the back, it possesses a varying cargo capacity between 215 and 235 litres, again depending on the trim.

The base model (Easy) gets body coloured bumpers, emergency stop signal, lane change warning system, split rear seats, and sits on 13-inch wheels wrapped in 165/70R13 tyres. The Easy On model adds air-conditioning, power steering and steering wheel height adjustment.

As for the Mobi Like, it adds on a gloss black front grille, body-coloured door handles and mirrors for the exterior. Inside, it receives power windows and locks, a trip computer, remote key and rear wiper with defogger.

The Like On meanwhile, gets foglights, parking sensors, electrically-adjustable mirrors with turn signals, steering wheel controls, a radio, along with driver left foot support, a cup holder and safety straps.

On the Way and Way On variants, they receive black plastic cladding that goes along the wheel arches and a set of roof rails. Save for the Easy variant, the rest sit on 14-inch wheels wrapped in 175/65R14 tyres.

For a small car, the Mobi is obviously light – weighing from 907 kg to 966 kg, depending on variants. Powering the little car is a flex-fuel 1.0 litre four-cylinder engine that makes 73 hp and 93 Nm of torque on petrol. Fill it up with ethanol instead and the output rises slightly to 75 hp and 97 Nm of torque.

Said engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the front axle. The Mobi goes from 0-100 km/h in a humble 14.3 seconds and has a modest top speed of 153 km/h.